For millions of Indians, a day without a cup of ‘Chai’ is unimaginable. But did you know, hardly anyone in India drank tea until 1900s. In this episode of Tales & Trails, we bring you a fascinating insight into how politics, economics and a massive propaganda campaign by the British, turned Indians into ‘Chai Lovers’.
They may be cool and hip now but Puducherry’s cafés once facilitated a fusion of French and Indian cultures, which was crucial to the coloniser’s ambitions in India. Read all about the politics of the palate in this former French enclave on the east coast.